The LA Galaxy saw their first game action of the 2011 preseason, defeating Loyola Marymount University 7-1 this afternoon at The Home Depot Center. Chris Birchall scored twice for the Galaxy, while Juan Pablo Angel, Gregg Berhalter and Juninho each added goals as the Galaxy took a 5-0 lead into the halftime break.
Bruce Arena made 11 changes to his team at the break and got further goals in the second half from Paolo Cardozo and Jovan Kirovski to claim a 7-1 win.
Of the 26 players currently in camp with LA, 22 saw action against the Lions, with only Todd Dunivant, Dan Keat, Mike Magee and Donovan Ricketts rested.
The Galaxy will play their first official game of the preseason (games against MLS or professional opposition) on Tuesday when they take on the Portland Timbers.
LA Galaxy Lineup: Josh Saunders (Brian Perk 46’), Frankie Hejduk (Ryan Thomas 46’), Gregg Berhalter (Leonardo 46’), Omar Gonzalez (A.J. DeLaGarza 46’), Sean Franklin (Dustin McCarty 46’); Chris Birchall (Jovan Kirovski 46’), Miguel Lopez (Michael Stephens 46’), Juninho (Paolo Cardozo 46’), Landon Donovan (Hector Jimenez 46’); Juan Pablo Angel (Adam Cristman 46’), Chad Barrett (Bryan Jordan 46’)